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Some of the biggest discoveries and insights changing our world for the better have happened at the University of Chicago. Meet the pioneering thinkers behind those big ideas on "Big Brains." Their stories will change how you see the world.
||CleanHow Talk Builds Babies’ Brains with Dana Suskind (Ep. 13)||Prof. Dana Suskind discusses how her work as a pediatric surgeon inspired Thirty Million Words and the importance of language in child development||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes Us Uniquely Human with Neuroscientist Bobby Kasthuri (Ep. 12)||UChicago neuroscientist describes high-tech effort to map the brain’s trillions of neurons and understand what makes humans unique||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Sci-Fi to Reality, Quantum Technology with David Awschalom (Ep. 11)||Scientist David Awschalom discusses how the quantum technology could lead to breakthroughs in communication, encryption and medicine, and how he’s helping train the next generation of quantum engineers.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFuture of Higher Education and College Access with Robert J. Zimmer (Ep. 10)||University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer discusses the state of higher education, providing access for all students and why he believes in free expression on campuses||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hidden Abuse of U.S. Immigration with Claudia Flores (Ep. 9)||UChicago Law professor Claudia Flores discusses the findings of her groundbreaking report on migrant child abuse, the history and future of immigration policy, and her career as a human rights advocate.||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSCOTUS Nears Unimaginable Era with Geoffrey Stone (Ep. 8)||First amendment expert Geoffrey Stone discusses the forgotten history of Roe v. Wade, free expression on college campuses, and why we are on the verge of an unimaginable era of the Supreme Court.||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial University of Chicago Convocation Podcast with Student Speaker Andrea Popova||An interview with student speaker Andrea Popova and the three student speeches at Class Day||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial University of Chicago Convocation Podcast featuring Valerie Jarrett and Marianne Bertrand||Speeches from the 2018 UChicago Class Day and Convocation Ceremonies||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEconomist’s Journey to the Nobel with Richard Thaler (Ep. 7)||Behavioral economist Richard Thaler talks his life journey, from a bowl of cashews to the Nobel Prize||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFuture of Energy Innovation with Michael Polsky (Ep. 6)||Energy entrepreneur Michael Polsky traces pioneering path from power plant engineer to wind farm developer||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Expanding Universe with Wendy Freedman (Ep. 5)||Cosmologist Wendy Freedman shares how new technology could lead to major discoveris, including life beyond Earth||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNature’s Design Secrets with Rama Ranganathan (Ep. 4)||Unlocking the design secrets of nature||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMind of a Virtuoso Composer with Augusta Read Thomas (Ep. 3)||Dive into the creative process of a world renowned composer||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMyths of U.S. Health Care with Katherine Baicker (Ep. 2)||The Oregon Experiment and health care expansion||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiscovering the Missing Link with Neil Shubin (Ep. 1)||How a 375-million-year-old fish created a road map for the human body||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Brains Trailer||Meet the pioneering thinkers at the University of Chicago as they discuss their most groundbreaking ideas. The story behind their discoveries will change how you see the world. Big Brains begins April 9. Part of the UChicago Podcast Network.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Thought-provoking discussions. Learned a lot by listening.
Super interesting topics every episode, and the guests are excellent. Relevant and interesting discussions!
Great listen. Love the range of guests.